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Written by Ben Branch | November 17th 2011
In 1903 brothers and coachbuilders Jacobus and Hendrik-Jan Spijker unveiled the 60HP Spyker, this remarkable car featured a number of world firsts including the first 4-wheel drive system, the first 6 cylinder engine and the first time a car had brakes fitted to all 4 wheels.
It’s surprising how little fame the car garnered considering the ingenuity that went into it and the trends it set that carry on to this day.
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